12 June 2012,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,125
GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,200
A black fedora hat with grosgrain ribbon hat band, Michael Jackson printed in gold on the inner head band Michael Jackson; and a black and white publicity photograph, 1987, signed in red felt pen Michael Jackson; accompanied by two documents concerning the provenance (4)
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The original vendor acquired this hat during a concert in Texas, when Michael Jackson threw his hat into the crowd while performing Billie Jean.
The vendor obtained the signed photograph from MJJ Productions.
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